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Design Council launches Value of Design UK Rail Infrastructure Report

Design Council launches Value of Design UK Rail Infrastructure Report

Design Council’s Value of Design UK Rail Infrastructure Report, commissioned by Network Rail,...

Design Council announces Design for Planet Fellows

Design Council announces Design for Planet Fellows

Experts gathered to help address climate & biodiversity emergency

Design Council releases Impact Report 2020/2021

Design Council releases Impact Report 2020/2021

Every year Design Council publishes its Impact Report which showcases the immediate and direct...

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New report challenges designers to experiment with new approaches in systemic design

New report challenges designers to experiment with new approaches in systemic design

19 October 2021

Current design system must get ready to shift to achieve a more equal and sustainable world. Design practice – and the system that governs it – must evolve if we are to transition to a more regenerative and just world, according...

ExploreStation: have your say on Network Rail's new local station design.

ExploreStation: have your say on Network Rail's new local station design.

5 October 2021

Join this exciting opportunity to shape the design of local stations in Britain. Explore the initial designs from 7N Architects, the winners of a recent international design competition run by Network Rail and the RIBA. Tell us...

Design Council announces new climate focus and mission to mobilise UK’s 1.97m-strong design community

Design Council announces new climate focus and mission to mobilise UK’s 1.97m-strong design community

22 September 2021

An ambitious approach to galvanise and support the UK’s 1.97 million-strong design community to address the climate crisis is being launched today (23 September 2021) by Minnie Moll, Chief Executive of Design Council – the...

Design Council promotes designing harmony at the London Design Festival

Design Council promotes designing harmony at the London Design Festival

15 September 2021

Design Council is to run a day of activities focusing on design’s critical role in addressing the climate crisis, as part of the London Design Festival. The events, which will take place on Thursday 23 September, are part of the...

New report sets out practical ways to reduce air pollution in urban areas

New report sets out practical ways to reduce air pollution in urban areas

2 September 2021

Organisations looking to improve air quality and/or reduce the exposure to air pollution in urban areas are to benefit from a new report published today by Design Council and Impact on Urban Health.   Addressing Urban Health...

Forward-thinking employers join innovation programme to improve health and wellbeing of vulnerable staff

Forward-thinking employers join innovation programme to improve health and wellbeing of vulnerable staff

17 August 2021

Six employers across Lambeth and Southwark are to take part in a brand new innovation programme to improve their employees’ health and wellbeing. The two-year Employer Health Innovation Fund programme – run by Design Council and...

Design Council welcomes Edward Hobson as new Director of Place

Design Council welcomes Edward Hobson as new Director of Place

13 August 2021

Design Council is delighted to appoint Edward Hobson as Director of Place, joining the Executive Team. Edward will take up the role in the Autumn, building on his relationship with Design Council over the last 10 years as a Built...

Design Council launches Design Economy 2021

Design Council launches Design Economy 2021

28 July 2021

Three-year research programme will examine the social, environmental and economic value of UK design. A major research programme exploring the current and future social, environmental and economic impact of design in the UK is...

100 days to COP26

100 days to COP26

23 July 2021

It’s 100 days to go until COP26 - the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference - and the most important summit on climate change in a generation. As part of the government’s #OneStepGreener campaign, we are proud to announce...

Invitation to tender: research on the social, environmental and economic value of design

Invitation to tender: research on the social, environmental and economic value of design

8 July 2021

Design Council is inviting proposals to deliver research exploring the social, environmental and economic value of design to the UK. Through a series of three tenders, we are seeking to commission research organisations or...

Tender opportunity for production team

Tender opportunity for production team

1 July 2021

We are looking for a production team to produce a 2-day Design x Climate Festival alongside COP26 at Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park (date TBC but between 7-12 November), which brings together designers from across...

Tender opportunity for film-makers

Tender opportunity for film-makers

1 July 2021

Design Council is inviting professional film-makers to produce a powerful film to show the pivotal role of design in addressing the climate crisis. This can be used for: the 1.69m people within the design industry to start...